chiropractic care for office workers
In today’s digital age, millions of workers have jobs that require them to sit at a desk chair and stare at a computer screen for an extended period. On average, office workers spend over 1,700 hours in front of a computer screen every year. That is equivalent to over two months of time! This is a significant amount of time spent in a chair with little movement and eventually it will take its toll on your body.
Just sitting at a desk for extended hours without much movement is enough to damage your musculoskeletal system. But when you add poor ergonomics, slouching and hunching at your desk, you compound the problem, and all contribute to spinal misalignment and musculoskeletal problems.
When work injuries interfere with your ability to perform your normal work and recreational activities, they interfere with your quality of life. If you have been injured at work, make sure you get the expertise and level of care needed to get you back to your normal self. Chiropractic care is often the best treatment option for common office injuries. Chiropractic care identifies direct and indirect symptoms of pain, treats the ailments at the source and provides techniques to prevent future pain. Depending on the nature of your injury, Dr. Goel will work with you to design a treatment program that specifically addresses your condition.
CHRONIC OFFICE INJURIES AND ACCIDENTS
Lower back, mid Back or neck pain caused by awkward posture and poor ergonomics at a desk.
Carpal tunnel syndrome resulting from long hours of typing, writing, or similar activity.
Tendonitis of shoulder, elbow, knee, and other joints.
Pinched nerves that radiate pain and numbness to upper and lower extremities.
Sciatic nerve pain.
Stress and hormonal imbalances.
Accidental slip and fall on a slippery floor.
BENEFITS OF CHIROPRACTIC CARE FOR OFFICE WORKERS
Headaches can be caused by a variety of factors when you work in an office. Bright lights, the computer screen, and the constant buzz of co-workers around you are among the most common things people blame for headaches. Stressful office situations can also lead to tension headaches.
Chiropractic adjustments tailored to your needs can identify and treat the source of your pain. By getting to the root of the problem, you will be on the road to a healthier life free from headaches.
Improve Productivity and Focus
When you are in pain, it can be challenging to focus on anything besides the pain. Your focus is on your body’s pain and how you are going to find relief. This is not ideal for a sustainable, healthy lifestyle nor for your job. Fortunately, chiropractors can create a personalized treatment plan that will identify and manage your pain by identifying the source of the problem. Whatever the cause, the benefits of being pain-free will improve your focus and productivity at work. When you feel good, you will have the energy and motivation to work better.
Improve Your Posture
If you spend most of the day at your desk, this sedentary lifestyle can negatively affect your posture. The human musculoskeletal system is designed to be in motion, not to sit still for hours. Sitting at a desk for long periods of time with little movement puts excessive pressure on the spine and can damage the natural curvature of the spine. Poor posture may lead to additional problems, such as nerve damage and spinal subluxations. These health issues can then lead to pain and discomfort.
Chiropractic care can improve your posture by properly aligning your spine. When your spine is properly aligned, you can maintain a natural posture and your nervous system can function properly. When your nervous system is functioning properly, it can communicate effectively with your body, which can then begin to heal itself naturally.
In addition to improving posture, chiropractic adjustments can help prevent future back injuries. Better posture can also increase your confidence as you naturally sit straighter and taller instead of huddling in your office chair.
Reduce Back and Neck Pain
Back and neck pain are by far the most common problems experienced by people with a sedentary work life or a desk job. Studies suggest that 89% of office workers experience musculoskeletal pains. The back is exposed to constant strain because you sit in the same position for hours each day. Chiropractic treatment helps relieve tension along the spine and manually correct any spinal misalignment that is causing your back or neck pain.
Increase your Energy Level
Another unexpected benefit of visiting the chiropractor is a boost in energy. When you have an office job, the last thing you want is to feel tired in the middle of the day. If you are currently struggling with regular fatigue, a visit to the chiropractor may be necessary.
A chiropractic adjustment can help increase energy levels by reducing tension in the spine. Aside from that, the adjustment frees the nerves in the body so that they can work more freely. All in all, the combination of these two factors can leave you feeling more energized throughout your day.
Helps restore and maintain mobility
Restricted mobility and restrictions in a person’s range of motion are common consequences of spinal misalignments that can result from sedentary work. This leads to a deterioration in the overall quality of life, as well as a decrease in work productivity. Chiropractic care aligns your spine in its natural position and removes any subluxations that may be limiting your mobility or range of motion.
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At the Decarie Square Wellness Chiropractic Clinic, we believe the body works as one connected system. The spine, nervous system, muscles, and joints are all connected to each other, affecting the way our bodies maintain and restore their health. Dr. Goel combines a variety of treatments that reflect this holistic approach so that your body can be resilient in facing everyday challenges.
Chiropractic care is a safe, efficient, and effective way not only for eradicating the pain but also to address the underlying cause. Remember, if left untreated, sciatica can lead to permanent nerve damage in the future. If you are dealing with sciatica, contact our friendly clinic to book an appointment, for an accurate diagnosis and treatment of your condition. You can contact us online or call 514.344.6118.